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A New Home

Mimmo suggested taking the scenic route back to Naples via the Sorrento Peninsula. There was a pizzeria in a little town called Vico Equense, that had become famous for making delicious, metre-long pizzas from dough containing lard. Mimmo thought that a metre of Margherita might be a nice way of rounding off a very pleasantContinua a leggere “A New Home”


Attempted Escape and a Trip to Avellino

“I can’t take much more of it, either,” said Thomas, as we sat together over a quiet beer in a bar that had been done out to resemble the inside of a railway carriage. “I’m thinking of looking for somewhere on my own.”“Pricey, though. That’s the problem,” I said, pushing an olive around my plate.Continua a leggere “Attempted Escape and a Trip to Avellino”

The Royal Palace of Caserta and Mr. Gobby

Giovanna was still cross with me the next morning. “If the English find people being cut up funny, then there must be something wrong with them.” I wasn’t putting up with that. “Excuse me, but in that room there was also a German and an Austrian. And they were laughing too. And it would haveContinua a leggere “The Royal Palace of Caserta and Mr. Gobby”

A Disastrous Recruit and a Sense of Humour Failure

Interviews for new teaching staff were held in Cheltenham, a stroke of luck for me, as my parents lived in a village just six miles away, meaning that I could combine business and pleasure, spending a few days with family and friends, interviewing during the afternoon and enjoying a pint of bitter with Colonel JimContinua a leggere “A Disastrous Recruit and a Sense of Humour Failure”

Place of Good Events – a trip to Benevento

Steve was absolutely spot on. Mick was, indeed, a prick. And an incomprehensible prick as well. From the moment, he came crashing through the front door with his ludicrous bandana and silly goatee beard, effing, blinding and screaming “Och aye the noo” – or whatever – I decided that I would save an awful lotContinua a leggere “Place of Good Events – a trip to Benevento”